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Craving Fall Foliage? Plant These Trees

By DiCharry Homes - 9-26-2023

If you love taking in the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows of fall foliage, but wish you could enjoy them more fully during the short Autumn season, you might want to consider planting some showstoppers in your landscaping. Here are some trees that really shine during the Fall in Louisiana for you to consider planting around your DiCharry Home.

Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Sweetgum trees are known for their vibrant fall foliage, which ranges from brilliant reds to rich purples. They thrive in Louisiana's climate and add striking color to your landscape.

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Crape myrtles are popular ornamental trees in Louisiana. While their primary attraction is their profuse summer flowers, many varieties also offer lovely fall foliage in shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Although sugar maples are often associated with northern regions, some varieties can thrive in parts of Louisiana. Their fall foliage transitions from green to shades of yellow, orange, and red.

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

The ginkgo tree is renowned for its fan-shaped leaves that turn vibrant golden-yellow in the fall. It's a hardy tree that can adapt to various soil types.

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Bald cypress trees are native to Louisiana and boast gorgeous rust-colored foliage in the fall. They are well-suited to the state's wetter areas and are known for their unique "knees" that protrude from the ground.

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Red maples are another option for fall color in Louisiana. Their leaves turn vibrant red, providing a striking contrast against the green landscape.

Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Black gum trees, also known as tupelo or sour gum trees, display brilliant shades of red and purple in the fall. They are well-suited to Louisiana's climate and thrive in wetter areas.

Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)

Japanese maples offer a wide range of varieties with stunning fall foliage. Their leaves can turn various shades of red, orange, and purple, adding a touch of elegance to your landscape.

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamores are large, shade-providing trees that turn yellow or orange in the fall. They thrive in Louisiana's climate and can be a striking addition to your landscape.

If you plant any of these beautiful trees now, you can enjoy a full display next year and for many years to come. Happy Fall!

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